Autumn is a favorite season for many Japanese. Summer heat and moisture will calm a lot in fall and people start to go out for the outdoor activities. The outdoor activity that people cannot exclude in the fall is to see the Autumn leaves. It was the first time for me to visit Komyozenji temple to see that, it’s become one of my favorite places.
Departs from Hakata bus terminal
Kyomyozenji temple (光明禅寺) is located in Dazaifu area, it’s just 5 minutes away from Dazaifu Tenmangu (太宰府天満宮). The easiest way to go to Dazaifu is use the direct bus. (You could use trains instead. Check the transit info at the bottom of this page)
There were some maple trees on the way to Komyozenji temple. It was in the middle of November. The best season for Autumn leaves here is from the middle of November to the end of month. (The best timing for visiting Autumn leaves depends on the places)
Arrived at Komyozenji temple
And let’s go inside of the temple to see the inner garden.
It was an amazing view just like paintings. People were enjoying this beautiful garden.
Komyozenji temple information
Opening hours: 8:00 – 17:00
Admission fee: 200 yen
Address: 2-16-1 Saifu Dazaifu city (Address on Google map)
From Hakata station– Take a direct bus from Hakata bus terminal.
From Tenjin station– Use Nishitetsu Omuta line(西鉄大牟田線) to Nishitetsu Futsukaichi station(西鉄二日市駅). Then change the train to Nishitetsu Dazaifu line(西鉄大宰府線) and get off at Nishitetsu Dazaifu station(西鉄大宰府駅).
Link: Dazaifu Tourist Association